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Tropical Storm Harvey
Tropical storm (SSHS)

Tropical Storm Harvey on August 4
Formed August 2, 2005
Dissipated August 8, 2005
Highest
winds
65 mph (100 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure 994 mbar (hPa; 29.35 inHg)
Fatalities None reported
Damage None
Areas
affected
Bermuda
Part of the
2005 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Harvey was a strong tropical storm over the western Atlantic Ocean in August during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Harvey was the eighth named storm of the record-breaking season.

Tropical Storm Harvey formed from a tropical wave to the southwest of Bermuda on August 2 and passed close to Bermuda on August 4, bringing heavy rain to the island. After it moved east away from Bermuda, Harvey reached its peak strength before the storm turned to the northeast. Harvey became a strong extratropical storm on August 8 and the system survived for a few more days in the central Atlantic.

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Meteorological history

Storm path

A tropical wave left the African coast on July 22 and crossed over the Atlantic without any development occurring. When the wave approached the Leeward Islands on July 28, the National Hurricane Center monitored the system closely for any possible development, which did not occur at that time. By August 2, conditions had become more favorable and Tropical Depression Eight formed about 350 miles (595 km) southwest of Bermuda.[1] The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Harvey the next day. High initial levels of wind shear gave Harvey some subtropical characteristics and also caused the official forecasts to underestimate the future strength of the storm.[2]

Harvey passed 45 miles (75 km) south of Bermuda early on August 4, with winds of 60 mph (90 km/h), before shedding its subtropical characteristics to become a "fully tropical" storm.[3] As it moved northeast away from the island, the storm strengthened further to its peak with winds of 65 mph (100 km/h). Unexpectedly, increased wind shear did not cause Harvey to weaken significantly, although the storm's motion did become erratic. Harvey became a strong extratropical storm during the night on August 8 and survived another few days before dissipating northwest of the Azores on August 14.[1]

Impact

Wettest tropical cyclones in Bermuda
Highest recorded rainfall totals since 1939
Precipitation Storm
Rank (mm) (in)
1 186.7 7.35 October 1939 Hurricane
2 153.7 6.05 Arlene 1963
3 151.4 5.96 Cristobal 2002
4 148.0 5.86 Nicole 2004
5 134.1 5.28 T.D. #23A 1967
6 126.2 4.97 Franklin 2005
7 125.0 4.92 Emily 1981
8 124.0 4.88 Harvey 2005
9 123.2 4.85 September 1948 Hurricane
10 121.2 4.77 Bertha 2008
Sources: Tropical Cyclone Point Maxima.,
Bermuda Weather Summary for October 2004,
Bermuda Weather Summary for August 2005

As Tropical Storm Harvey approached Bermuda a tropical storm warning was issued late on August 2 and due to the outside possibility of further strengthening to hurricane strength a hurricane watch was issued 24 hours later. As the storm moved away from Bermuda on August 4, first the hurricane watch and then the tropical storm warning were canceled.[1]

Harvey brought heavy rain to Bermuda, with just over 5 inches (130 mm) reported at Bermuda International Airport and caused some flooding of roads. In addition, there was a report of sustained winds of approximately 45 mph (75 km/h) on the island. The storm was not responsible for any fatalities or damages on the island.[1]

Naming and records

When Tropical Storm Harvey formed on August 3, it was the earliest ever in a season that the eighth tropical storm formed, beating the previous record held by Hurricane Eight of the 1936 season by twelve days. This was the fourth time that the name Harvey had been used to name a tropical cyclone in the Atlantic and the sixth time worldwide. Due to the lack of any major effects from Tropical Storm Harvey, the name was not retired by the World Meteorological Organization and will be on the list of names for the 2011 season.

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Tropical Storm Harvey
Tropical storm 
(Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale)

Tropical Storm Harvey on August 4.
Formed August 2, 2005
Died August 8, 2005
Highest
winds
65 mph (100 km/h) (1-minute average)
Lowest air pressure 994 mbar (hPa; 29.36 inHg)
Deaths None reported
Damage None
Areas
affected
Bermuda
Part of the
2005 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Harvey was a strong tropical storm that moved across the Atlantic Ocean from August 2 to August 8. Harvey was the eighth named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm caused no damages.

Harvey formed from a tropical wave to the southwest of Bermuda on August 2 and passed close to Bermuda on August 4, bringing heavy rain to the island. The storm then began to move east and away from Bermuda, which the storm then reached its strongest strength with 65 mph (100 km/h) before becoming an extratropical cyclone on August 8. The system stayed in the northern Atlantic Ocean for a few more days before it died out later.

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Storm history

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Storm path

A tropical wave moved west from the African coast on July 22 and went across the Atlantic Ocean without becoming stronger. When the wave came across the Leeward Islands on July 28, the National Hurricane Center began to watch the system closely for any possible strengthening, which did not happen at that time. By August 2, conditions had become more favorable and Tropical Depression Eight formed about 350 miles (595 km) southwest of Bermuda.[1]

The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Harvey the next day. But a lot of wind shear gave Harvey some subtropical characteristics and also made the official forecasts to underestimate the future strength of the storm.[2]

Harvey passed 45 miles (75 km) south of Bermuda early on August 4, with winds of 60 mph (90 km/h), before removing its subtropical characteristics to become a "fully tropical" storm.[3] As it moved northeast away from the island, the storm strengthened more to its strongest with winds of 65 mph (100 km/h). Without any notice, more wind shear did not cause Harvey to weaken somewhat, although the storm's path did become confusing. Harvey became a strong extratropical storm during the night on August 8. The storm lived for a few more days before dissipating northwest of the Azores on August 14.[1]

Impact

As Tropical Storm Harvey came closer to Bermuda, a tropical storm warning was given out late on August 2. Because it was considered possible for the storm to continue gaining strength, a hurricane watch was given out the next day. As the storm began move away from Bermuda on August 4, the hurricane watch and the tropical storm warning were cancelled.[1]

Harvey brought heavy rain to Bermuda, with just over 5 inches (130 mm) reported at Bermuda International Airport. The rain caused some flooding of the roads. Also, there was a report of 45 mph (75 km/h) winds over Bermuda. The storm did not cause any bad damage or kill any people on the island.[1]

Naming and records

When Tropical Storm Harvey formed on August 3, it was the earliest time ever in a season that the eighth tropical storm formed. It beat the previous record held by a storm in. This was the fourth time that the name Harvey had been used to name a tropical cyclone in the Atlantic. It was also the sixth time worldwide. However, because Harvey did not cause any bad damage, the name was not retired by the World Meteorological Organization and will be used again during the 2011 season.

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